The world’s best clothing is produced in China
Posted by BBC News on Monday, August 10, 2020 06:09:33In China, the country’s textile industry has been a major success story for the last few decades.
It’s made clothing for both the elite and for the masses.
But the country has struggled to modernise its textile production.
In 2017, the government pledged to halve the production of cotton and silk in 2020.
This means that the textile industry will lose more than 2.5 billion tonnes of fabric in the first year.
This would mean an increase of nearly 25 per cent in the total cotton production, which is around 20 per cent of China’s total production.
This, in turn, would mean a loss of around 1.5 million jobs.
But the textile sector is also struggling with the world’s highest unemployment rate, with more than 30 per cent.
It has become increasingly difficult for businesses to find workers in China, as the country struggles to keep up with the demand for the textile products.
The textile industry employs around 2.4 million people, and has contributed around 3.3 million jobs to the economy since the industrial revolution.
But it has also suffered from a high level of poverty.
In 2016, the Chinese government announced a pledge to bring the number of rural workers to 60 million by 2022.
This has made it more difficult for factories to employ workers in urban areas, which would have meant that they would not have the workforce they need to support the manufacturing industry.
The situation has changed recently as the number one priority for the Chinese economy is to develop renewable energy sources, and with the rapid increase in renewable energy technologies, the textile production industry is in a position to take advantage of these opportunities.
However, this does not mean that China’s textile manufacturing sector is free of problems.
Some of the world´s biggest manufacturers, such as Zara, Nike and Adidas, have been criticised for employing some of the worst working conditions.
The government has taken steps to address these issues, and the latest measures include the banning of forced labour and the implementation of a “zero-tolerance” policy on underage employment.
However it is not only the textile industries that have problems.
In China, there is also a serious shortage of raw materials, which means that many of the country´s major industry projects are unable to be completed.
This is especially true for the construction sector, which employs around 6 million people and is responsible for about half of the Chinese workforce.